Posted: 17 March 2020
We live in unprecedented times! As health updates and information has changed, the staff team have met to discuss options for us as a church. We are committed to caring for the vulnerable, and this has led us to make difficult decisions.
Watch a video from our Lead Pastor, Toby Neal here
What's the plan?
As we face this unpredecented health crisis, we know that God is still sovereign and He loves us. We are committed to gathering together – although that will look different for the time being. We want to love and care for one another, keep growing in our love and knowledge of the Lord Jesus and continue to adapt as necessary as time goes on.
Sunday Gatherings will be...Continue Reading
Posted: 13 March 2020
The health and safety of every person who walks into Vine Church continues to be a top priority for us. We are carefully monitoring the evolving COVID–19 (Coronvavirus) situation through NSW Health, local health authorities and the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. We continue to take a proactive approach to keep our community healthy, but at the moment there is no need to avoid gatherings if you are well. While we are not currently making any changes to events or schedules, we are taking the following extra precautions to mitigate risk:
1. In our facilities we are encouraging a greater level of hand washing and cleaning, especially with kitchen supplies and utensils. There will be...Continue Reading
Posted: 12 March 2020
Whether you've been with us every week or are new to Vine Church, we would love you to join us on our weekend away. We're going to have a great time together at the beautiful Stanwell Tops, relaxing with friends and hearing Bible talks.
Friday 19 – Sunday 21 June (The Tops Conference Centre)
Speaker: Derek Hanna
Derek lives in Brisbane with his wife Jacqueline and their three boys where they attend Ithica Presbyterian Church. Derek works for Geneva Push, one of our global partners where he helps new churches start all around Australia. Derek loves cricket, reading, and spends his time buying things faster than his boys can destroy them.
Topic: The Last Days – Waiting...Continue Reading
Posted: 13 February 2020
Vine Church Annual General Meeting
Monday, 29 June – 7 for 7.30pm start
AGM Registration Link – Click HERE
Our 2020 AGM was due to be held in March, but due to Covid it was postponed. Because of the current restrictions, the AGM will be held via Zoom, in accordance with clause 5 of the Parishes (COVID-19 and General Meetings) Ordinance 2020.
There are special arrangements so that an AGM can be held via Zoom.
Please note carefully the following instructions:
1. Any nominations for elections must be sent to Toby Neal, before Monday 22 June. Unlike a regular AGM, it will not be possible to nominate from the 'floor'
2. A written agenda setting out items of business and...
Posted: 24 January 2020
At Vine Church, we want to help you find a church home with us. We want you to have a sense of belonging and community, and to know what we're on about!
Onboard is a great place to find out about our church, what we believe, meet some of the team and other new people. We’re excited about where we are heading as a church, and we want to share with you the key purposes behind our church and the Christian life as we aim to reach Surry Hills with the life, love and freedom that Jesus offer.
Onboard runs monthly in a relaxed and informal setting on a Sunday. After Onboard there will be an opportunity to join a community group and start serving. We'd love you to come along!
Posted: 08 January 2020
The Road Trip That Changed The World
The social commentator, Mark Sayers, describes contemporary life as a road trip ‘offering the tantalizing possibility of freedom.’
The horizon invites us forward, its hidden promise urging us to accelerate into the future. Behind us our pasts and our pains mingle with the exhaust fumes and evaporate into the cooling night air… Yet the thrill of speed and the romance of the open road before us cannot mask the truth that we are lost. We have no map... and we are not sure where we are going.
But our dream is a destination-less dream. We drive into the unknown know not where we are going. We are promised freedom, but experience anxiety and...Continue Reading
Posted: 20 December 2019
We live in an increasingly anxious world, and Christians are not immune from mental health struggles.
Join us in January for our two part anxiety seminar with Lindy Hadges. Lindy is a counsellor with years of experience helping people through struggles with mental health and anxiety. She is a Christian, but her practical strategies and tips will be helpful for everyone. If you struggle with anxiety or would like to support those that do, we'd love to have you along.
Part 1 – Tuesday, 14 January (7pm)
Part 2 – Tuesday, 21 January (7pm)
Lindy shared part 1 with our church in July and it was so popular that we have asked her to come back! If you attended the...Continue Reading
Posted: 04 December 2019
Kanye West recently reminded the world with his new album that there is a king of heaven and earth who is good – he brings life and light, and loves us deeply. Whether you go to church, or haven't been in years, we'd love to invite you to celebrate Christmas with us.
Sunday, 8 December (10am & 4.30pm): Jesus is King – Fact or Fairytale?
Sunday, 15 December (10am & 4.30pm): Jesus is King – Why do we need him?
Sunday, 22 December (10am & 4.30pm): Jesus is King – Why can't we see him?
Tuesday, 24 December (5pm): Christmas Eve Family Carols Service + BBQ, jumping castle and activities for the kids
Tuesday, 24 December (9pm):...Continue Reading
Posted: 13 November 2019
It's time to dust off Mariah's Christmas album, pull out the tinsel and celebrate the birth of our saviour Jesus with the Vine Church fam!
Join us at 'Tropic Like It's Hot', our annual Christmas Party. There'll be great food, fun games for adults and kids and ice cream!
Saturday, 14 December (4pm–8pm)
Vine Church Backyard
Kids welcome! BYO Drinks
Click here for tickets
Please note ticket sales close on Monday, 2 December
Posted: 16 October 2019
We are living in an age of fragmentation.
Loneliness and anxiety are worldwide epidemics; tensions fester between different social tribes; our sense of belonging is temporary and shallow; we feel adrift amidst the constant churning of relationships and jobs; hyper-mobility leaves us giddy with choice; hyper-connectivity crowds our minds with static; our sense of self ever shape-shifts and we struggle to find our true self; we're constantly seeking out the next life upgrade.
Our city needs Jesus! We need the life-changing connection he brings. This is what the future of Vine Church is about. People connected to the life, love and freedom Jesus offers. Join us as we set our...Continue Reading